The 2017 Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre Awards is now on at the Refinery Artspace in Halifax St. Nelson. It is looking wonderful. We are absolutely thrilled with the Award winners. Congratulations to all of you, and thank you to those who submitted work for selection. It is a really hard job selecting, but we feel we have made a good representation of work from the submissions. For a look at award winners go to www.artscouncilnelson.co.nz
For the month of January Jo Kinross and I had an exhibition at Fibre Spectrum, Nelson. We took the theme of' Creative Journeys-Exploration and Experimentation'. I continued to work with my fragments series, looking at old maps and landforms. Jo developed her love of Indigo and produced some wonderful scarves and wraps. We then collaborated on some dresses.....I stitched and appliqued and Jo dyed with organic Indigo and created beautiful Shibori work.
Some photos of the exhibition can be seen here- http://fibrespectrum.co.nz/creative/creative.html
Working away in the studio getting ready for the Artisans' market on Nov 13th. Details available on the creativejourneys.co.nz website. I have made lots of little books in various styles. Have also made packs of gorgeous gift tags, vintage -inspired Xmas bird ornaments and some mounted collage artworks. These have turned out really well. They are ready to put straight into a frame, or wrap as a unique gift item. Affordable art .
Sunday Nov 13th is the date set for the next Nelson Artisans Market. It is to be held in the Trafalgar St hall. I am having a stall selling paperworks. I have been making small books, cards, gift tags with a unique look. I have also used recycled sheet music as the basis for a small line of Xmas trees , stars and Birds. These have a vintage look to them. There will also be some collage packs for sale to inspire new art or supplement your stash.
Come along and see for yourself.....
After a busy few weeks I am now looking ahead to the upcoming months. I am offering a one day class called 'Simple Books and Bindings", which is a great intro to people wanting to make their own books. (See the Upcoming Events page for more details.) Jo and I, as part of the Creative Journeys team are organising another Artisans' Market on November 13th in Nelson. I am making paper based items for this. I plan to have a selection of small books in various styles, gift cards and tags, and I am doing small collages which are mounted on card. These are A4 sized and ideal small artworks for gifts.